Question: What is the EEO-1 report, what companies need to file it, and where do we get the data for the report?
Answer: The EEO-1 report is a survey report that is mandated by federal regulations related to equal employment opportunity. This report requires that company employment data be categorized by race/ethnicity, gender and job category. You can find a sample copy of the report form and instructions at http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/eeo1survey/index.cfm.
This report is due annually by the deadline date of September 30th. All companies that meet the following criteria are required to file the EEO-1 report each year:
- Companies subject to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, with 100 or more employees; or
- Companies subject to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, with fewer than 100 employees if the company is owned by or corporately affiliated with another company and the entire enterprise employs a total of 100 or more employees; or
- Federal government prime contractors or first-tier subcontractors subject to Executive Order 11246, as amended, with 50 or more employees and a prime contract or first-tier subcontract amounting to $50,000 or more.
The employment data used for the report should be obtained from one pay period in July, August or September of this year. This report does not require applicant flow data, just employment data regarding all full-time and part-time employees who were employed during the payroll period selected for the report (with a few limited exceptions outlined in the Appendix of the report instructions). Employees must be counted by sex and race or ethnic category for each of the ten occupational categories and subcategories. For more information about how to classify jobs and employees, visit: